Dear Partners, dear Customers

For more than a year and a half now, like most companies and economic players, we have been experiencing the consequences of a health crisis that is still hampering the full recovery of our activities.

As an IT company, we continue to face shortages and delays in the delivery of components and raw materials needed to manufacture our products. Transportation difficulties may affect our supplies, as well as cost increases.

We are continuing our efforts in this particular context and have started to implement a new business model in 2019, with a development strategy that now goes beyond the manufacture and marketing of hardware solutions.

Thus, even if we are still mainly a designer and manufacturer of point-of-sale hardware (POS & KIOSK), we took a new direction, with the creation of an Innovation Division, responsible for anticipating the IT evolution or transformation projects of your customers and end-users, particularly in terms of projects based on RFID technology.

At the beginning of 2021, we finalised a major external growth operation, in order to present   ETK (Easy to Konnect), our new “Middleware” offer, which now complements our historical expertise as a “Hardware Manufacturer & Supplier”.

Called AURES Konnect, the entity supporting his project and this strategic development is responsible for interconnecting* your management and payment software platforms and those of your clients and partners – with all AURES hardware and systems – in particular with our interactive and multifunctional kiosks (AURES Konnect supplies bricks and application solutions that enable complementary functionalities such as click & collect, drive-through, self-ordering, monitoring of computer systems, etc.)

Originally a hardware manufacturer and supplier, we are now also becoming a supplier of digital solutions and middleware for points of sale.

As regards our KIOSK activity (interactive kiosks), launched in 2018, we are continuing to structure our Business Unit with the recruitment of new employees and the implementation of a complete and varied range of standard kiosks, accompanied by the turnkey and customised Middleware offer (ETK) that I just mentioned above.

Successfully show-cased during our September 2021 French events, (SIRHA in Lyon and Paris Retail Week), the latter were the subject of many demonstrations and aroused great interest from you, as well as from all our customers and visitors in general, who came in great numbers to meet us during this long-awaited return of face-to-face events.

In conclusion, we can say that we have been seeing fairly clear signs of a recovery in activity for some time now; even if they do not allow us to remove all the uncertainties linked to the pandemic and its complete recovery, we remain confident in our ability to adapt permanently and overcome with agility the constraints imposed by this very particular context.

I would like to thank you once again for your trust and loyalty over the long term,